James Gilleard is an Illustrator and Animator living and working in London. He love old cartoons – 1950s animation, vintage film posters, pulp comics, past future predictions, birds, dinosaurs, robots, 1960s cars and loads of other rubbish.
James Gilleard told gooood :” I moved to Japan for an extended 6 month holiday with the intension of not doing any payed work and focusing on personal work. I’ve had an idea about a variation on my style for a while but no time or opportunity to explore it so I thought Japan would be the perfect time.
My older style, for me had become stale and laboured and maybe a bit too complicated for use commercially. I wanted to do something more ‘loose’ and impressionistic while being obviously digital and geometric. Glitch art was also an influence. ”
James Gilleard’s most recent works are very different from the past. The rich and soft colors create more authenticity of scenes, landscapes, builidings than before. They look more like reflections of real world rather than animation. The angular outline and multi-layered colors are coverd by same background elements which look like circuit board with polylines, points and triangle elements and form the sense of data and geometry.